Prescription Drug Disposal
Prescription Drug Disposal in Yakima
If you have used or unused prescription or over the counter drugs please dispose of them with the resources provided:
Virginia Mason Memorial Emergency Room has a permanent box to return prescription drugs, please check in with the security check stand to be directed to the box location. In addition the Yakima Police Department, Sheriff’s Station, and Yakima Neighborhood Health have a permanent box. Learn about more locations here: http://www.takebackyourmeds.org/
Virginia Mason Memorial partners with the National Prescription Drug Take Back events the last Saturday of October and the last Saturday of April each year. This is a great opportunity to dispose of large quantities of unwanted drugs in a safe manner to keep them out of the hands of unwanted users and our environment. Learn more here: https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/
Looking to dispose of your sharps? Yakima Police Department has a permanent location next to their prescription drug take back box.
Please do not flush your medications or unwanted prescription drugs as it has negative impacts on our water and environment. Throwing them in your trash poses risks as well. Find out more here: http://www.takebackyourmeds.org/what-you-can-do/medicine-disposal-myths-and-facts/